Furious In an X-rated social media brawl, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury slam each other.
On August 14, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury were scheduled to fight.
On Wednesday evening, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury had a furious exchange of words on social media.
The fight is scheduled on August 14, but that date has been thrown into doubt after it was revealed that Fury has been ordered to fight Deontay Wilder for the third time.
For months, the WBC heavyweight champion has been in arbitration with the American over a previously agreed-upon third match.
A US judge has now determined that he must face Wilder once more in accordance with the contract.
This news did not sit well with Joshua, who responded by attacking his opponent on Twitter.
“The world now recognizes you for the fraud you are,” he wrote to @Tyson Fury.
“You’ve betrayed boxing!
“You deceived and misled the fans. I used my name for clout rather than a brawl.
“Bring me any championship boxer who knows how to run a business.”
Shortly later, Fury replied to the tweet, saying:
“@anthonyjoshua, you’re much more full of s*** than Eddie, spouting pure nonsense!”
“Your entire crew was aware that an Arbitration was in progress; it was out of my control! But, if I’m a liar, how about we fight bare-knuckle this weekend until one man quits? Let’s each put up 20 mill!!!”
Joshua retaliated against Fury’s comments as the two continued to quarrel.
“Why publicize to the world that we are fighting if there is an arbitration going on?” He inquired.
“The battle was declared! UNDISPUTED Is it a bare knuckle? Luke, you’re a lovely kid, so don’t play with me! You’ll do nothing if I slap your bald skull! “Waste of time, man.”
Instead, Joshua is expected to face WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk in August, while Fury might face Wilder in Las Vegas on July 24.
The only way to rescue the undisputed heavyweight title fight now is for Wilder to agree to a financial arrangement to retire.
However, according to Fury, the American wants as much as £14 million to make it happen.
It’s still unclear whether Fury and Joshua will be able to fight, and boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has refused to comment on the matter.
“I sincerely hope so. But am I optimistic? “I’m not sure,” he said.
“We were informed that arbitration would not be a problem, but it clearly is.
“We need to be able to think on our feet. “Brinkwire Summary News” says, “We must act.”